ALP to stagger childcare centres in outer suburbs
The Australian – Patricia Karvelas – January 23, 2008

THE Rudd Government will roll out its plan to build 260 new childcare centres in the infrastructure-starved outer suburbs. Deputy Prime Minister Julia...

TV, internet dominating kids' spare time: UK survey
ABC Online – Rafael Epstein – January 21, 2008

There is more evidence from Britain that children are spending more and more of their lives in front of an electronic screen and far less time outdoors...

Rudd fast tracks training
The Australian – Samantha Maiden – January 21, 2008

Thousands of parents could also be encouraged to re-enter the workforce and boost the nation's productivity under plans to deliver more affordable childcare...

A child-care lesson from Canada
Sydney Morning Herald - Steve Biddulph - January 19, 2008

One minefield for Labor - a legacy of 11 years of Coalition rule - is that of child care, and the underlying problem: how best to help Australia's 4 million families care for their young children and stay afloat financially...

Childcare all kids' stuff
Gold Coast News - Nick Nichols - January 18, 2008

JOHN Hutchison would be the first to admit that running a public company is not child's play, but he is adamant that his newly listed venture is...

ABC signs corporate childcare agreement with Centrelink
egoli.com.au - Daniel Bragg - January 17, 2008

ABC Learning Centres Limited (ABS) announced it would provide childcare services at selected centres across Australia for the children of Centrelink staff...

ABC Learning trumped on US buy
The Australian – David Nason and Andrew Fraser – January 16, 2007

AN affiliate of the private equity firm founded by White House candidate Mitt Romney is paying $US1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) for a leading US childcare provider that has been in the sights of Australia's ABC Learning…

Spare some care for the kids
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O’Brien - Jan 15, 2008

FOR some parents, dropping their kids off to child care is the hardest thing they will do in a day's work. How do you walk away when you've got a teary urchin...

Child-care policies slip quietly off the agenda
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - Jan 14, 2008

Where Parliament House departs from other best-practice office buildings is its lack of a child-care centre, a service many private companies now offer...

High-rise child care
Advertiser Adelaide - Michael Owen - Jan 13, 2008

A CHILDCARE centre for the first time is to be developed in a major city centre high-rise office tower. Developers of the $100 million building at 400 King...

New laws to protect our kids
News.com.au – Paul Lampathakis - Jan 12, 2008

BABYSITTERS and sporting coaches who work with young children will soon have to show they have passed criminal record checks. Child Protection Minister Sue...

Boom in baby bonus for rich
The Australian - Sean Parnell - January 12, 2008

The Government would be better off rationalising the various family tax benefits, childcare payments and so on to make the system fairer and simpler...

Stress with children hits women
The Age - Sherrill Nixon - January 12, 2008

A study into parents' moods has found child care is the only activity that mothers dislike significantly more than fathers. In contrast, women feel more...

Parents set for soaring school costs
The Australian – Milanda Rout – January 11, 2008

PARENTS preparing their children to go back to school face soaring bills of up to $21000 this year as the cost of tuition, uniforms and books continue to...

Higher aims to give boys the best shot at learning
The Canberra Times – Peter West – January 10, 2008

The report is not a sensational call encouraging boys to be aggressive in child-care centres and the early years of school...